Beloved Pony

I saw that the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘beloved’ and I had to choose my daughter’s favourite pony at our local riding school. We can’t afford a pony of our own, but she loves this pony (Squirrel) and rides him regularly. ❤ Here they are after today’s riding lesson: And here they are…… Continue reading Beloved Pony

Best Christmas Outfit

17/12/16 – Edited to add: The vote is now closed! Thank you for voting. The winner is number 10! Congratulations 🙂 —- At the weekend I was at the Christmas Show Jumping competition at Rheidol Riding Centre. While rosettes were awarded for the various rounds, there wasn’t an award for the best dressed rider on…… Continue reading Best Christmas Outfit

Partners

I was looking through recent photos thinking about what would be suitable for this week’s photo challenge and it was going to be all about insects but then I realised I had some perfect examples of partnership in photos of my daughter, Abi, riding. The partnership between the rider and the horse is essential to…… Continue reading Partners

Big and small boundaries

Ok, so where do we go with boundaries? How about this fence which is quite literally the boundary of the field, stopping me from getting in and the cows from getting out. There are many boundaries in this photo. My daughter is riding along the boundary fence in the show-jumping area of the field. There…… Continue reading Big and small boundaries

Beach Riding

So, yesterday, I spent quite a large amount of time getting ridiculously windswept and covered in sea spray! But it was for a good cause. My daughter asked for a beach ride for her birthday, so I had arranged for her, her friend and her friend’s mum to go to Nolton Stables in Pembrokeshire and…… Continue reading Beach Riding

Cross Country Splash

Yesterday my daughter was having a Cross Country riding lesson with friends. They are preparing for a Cross Country event at the end of the month. As usual I took a lot of photos all around the course, but this jump was definitely my favourite. It was great fun getting shots of the riders enveloped…… Continue reading Cross Country Splash

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Scale I usually post photos on a very small scale like tiny moss forests or miniature droplets… but … my daughter loves to jump to me large jumps worryingly large to her they’re small not high enough let’s go higher! sense of scale depending on perspective a difference between the flier and the mother on the…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

I was thinking about what photos I had that fit with the photo challenge this week (descent). One of the things I take quite a lot of photos of is my daughter riding, and while she’s jumping over many jumps I try to capture the moment when the pony takes off and lands on the…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

Pony Love

As you know, if you have been reading for a while, my daughter is horse-mad. I spend many weekends watching her ride in lessons and competitions. It’s her ‘thing’. This is her in the middle of a competition at the weekend, between rounds. She looks like she’s communicating telepathically with the pony! I decided to…… Continue reading Pony Love